Archives for May 2013

Demopolis Dixie Youth 11-12 All-Stars announced

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The Demopolis Dixie Youth 11-12 All-Star Team includes Ny’Keria Grayer, Corie Hall, Katelyn Thomas, Elly Brown, Taylor Smith, Jessi Flowers, Lizzie Willis, Kel Rainey, Ja’mya Andrews, Lane Braeden Burbage, Sydney Lindsay, Ashley Bozeman and coach Eugene Flowers.

Photo of the Day: May 31, 2013

dhs bkbl cheer picDemopolis High School’s basketball cheerleaders show their spirit at the end of a routine at cheerleader camp earlier this week. For more photos, go to Sports. (Photo by Glenda Bradley)

Cheerleaders attend camp at UA


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dms cheer picMembers of the Demopolis High School football cheerleader squad are shown in the top photo performing a routine at camp earlier this week. In the bottom photo are the Demopolis Middle School cheerleaders. The two squads, along with the DHS varsity basketball cheerleaders, attended the camp at the University of Alabama. (Photos by Glenda Bradley)

Police charge six with check forging

The Demopolis Police Department arrested six individuals Wednesday who were allegedly involved in a counterfeit check ring.arrest 2

“Wal-Mart filed a complaint of the checks being cashed and our investigation led to this counterfeit check ring in Greensboro, Alabama,” said Demopolis Police Chief Tommie Reese.

The individuals allegedly presented forged State of Alabama checks at Wal-Mart to be cashed. The checks were not actual State of Alabama checks, but were printed on a home printer, according to the release. The following suspects were arrested:

Chasmine Tabb, 21, of Greensboro, two counts of possession of forged instrument, first, degree.

Latoya Hoskins, 22, of Greensboro, one count of possession of forged instrument, first degree.arrest 3

Katerriaeial Lewis, 30, of Greensboro, one count of possession of forged instrument, first degree.

Kiara Paige, 24, of Greensboro, two counts of possession of forged instrument, first degree.

Daryl Paige, 25, of Greensboro, one count of possession of forged instrument, first degree.

Wendy Sanders, 24, of Greensboro, two counts of possession of forged instrument, first degree.

DPD investigators traveled to the Greensboro and picked up all of the arrested suspects and transported them the Marengo County Detention Center in Linden to await a bond hearing.arrest 4

Reese said the investigation is still ongoing and he expects to arrest additional suspects in the counterfeit check ring. The chief praised his investigators for the work done in this investigation.





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Sessions eyes port project potential


Sessions-0636U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) visited Demopolis Thursday afternoon to tour the Port Authority project. Sessions said the port is perfectly situated, with highways, water, rail and air access, and also said the project presents significant economic opportunity for the region. Sessions is shown in the top photo with Brenda Tuck, Executive Director of the Marengo County Economic Development Authority, and Jason Pendergrass, Manager of the Demopolis Municipal Airport.

Camillia Tutt needs your VOTE!

Demopolis’ Camillia Tutt is one of five “Sing With Sara” contest finalists. She is vying for the chance to sing with country music star Sara Evans.

Tutt’s  music video is now up for fan voting until Friday, May 31st at Noon CT.  Since the winner is chosen strictly by fan votes, the rest is now in the hands of her fans.  Fans can vote at the links below via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.CTutt

Fans can vote at one of the following links: [1] [2]

To vote, all anyone has to do is click on the little star symbol next to Tutt’s video entry in the widget.

Tutt’s first self-published CD, entitled “Big Time in a Little Town,” has five songs, four of which she wrote.

Tutt is the 14-year-old daughter of Walter and Marni Tutt. She began voice lessons at the age of eight with Laura Woolf of the University of Alabama, and also trained for four years under local vocalist Laura Clements.

Police Department schedules Women’s Self-Defense Class

Every year, millions of women are the victims of violence – usually at the hands of someone they know.

Recognizing that every woman should know basic techniques for protecting themselves against attack, the Demopolis Police Department is offering a Women’s Self-Defense Class, which will run for four weeks beginning June 18.

The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Called “The Equalizer” this course will teach women how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of violence, and how to effectively resist physical attack, if necessary.

Registration is $50. For more information or to register, contact Sheila Rodgers or Sgt. Richard Bryant at the Demopolis Police Department, 334-289-3073.

DMS announces Honor Rolls

Demopolis Middle School has announced its Honor Rolls for the 2012-13 School Year. The All A Honor Roll consists of:

6th Grade:

Yahanthra Abdel-Malek

Maggie Bradley

Breanna Braxton

Ellen Brown

Anna Causey

Jacob Davidson

Mackenzie Dill

Makaela Etheridge

Stevie Fields

Christopher Flowers

Shelby Gandy

Cameron Hadley

Alana Halkias

Parker Hallmark

Tyler Hill

Hudson Holley

Dalton Holtzclaw

Haleigh Honeycutt

Abby Hulsey

Taylor Hurt

Luke Lindsay

Sally Mackey

Alyssa Martinez

Chance McVay

James McVay

Sara McVay

Fahad Nadeem

Henry Overmyer

Davis Petrey

Tyler Pipkins

Abbey Polk

Destiny Prisock

Ardarian Raymond

Dalton Sewell

Tate Sparkman

Madeline Stewart

Grant Tate

Peyton Thomason

Sarah Veres

Grace Witherspoon

7th Grade:

Kase Adams

Lula Boone

Madelyn Brooker

Keisha Bruno

Zachary Chu

Mary McClain Colgrove

Sarah Duncan Culpepper

Jordan Durrett

Kaitlyn Dutton

Wendy Garcia

Shaelin Jones

Tijayanna Kelley

Emma Lewis

Russ Logan

Kathryn McAlpine

Malik Moore

Andrew Patterson

Logan Principe

Riley Reynolds

Napoleon Roberson

Ben Robertson

Casey Speed

Natalie Tatum

Nadia Valdivia

Hannah Webb

Althea Yburen

8th Grade:

Roderick Anderson

Austin Barton

Lauren Boone

Mary Michael Bradley

Mary Frances Brown

Hunter Compton

Ronnie Cox Jr.

Ellen Dunklin

Katherine Floyd

Emily Garrett

Yazmeene Harley

Darnesha Harris

Donquarious Hudson

Abigail Latham

Lara Little

Cheyenne Martin

Jamie McGilberry

Zack McKinley

Clayton McVay

Chelsea Monroe

Darrell Nettles Jr.

Julian Rembert

Trezha Ruiz

Natalie Saliba

Courtney Smith

Camilla Tutt

Robert Tutt

Julia Veres

The A-B Honor roll consists of:

6th Grade:

Miles Akins

Jamya Andrews

Sarah Barton

Alexander Besteder

Ashley Bozeman

Charles Casper

Mercedes Charleston

Jazmyn Clayton

Serena Collins

Jason Donald

Shakerria Gailes

Amber Gentry

Yesenia Guerrero

Danielle Gunn

Benjamin Gwin

Jacob Hohn

Chelsea Jackson

James Jacobs

Khaliyah James

Harley Johnston

Timothy Kimbrough

Mary Kish

Sydney Lindsay

Trey Murdock

Lyndsey Murphy

Tamia Neal

Maci Nettles

Sydney Pham

Ray Rowser

Alex Saliba

Hagen Shannon

Arvionna Smith

Elias Smith

Howard Smith

Jordyn Smith

Michael Soronen

Michael Spencer

Kenneth Thomas

Hunter Thrash

Otis Turner

Gunter Williams

Jakob Williams

7th Grade:

Khalil Abdel-Malek

Shakesaney Bell

Audrey Boykin

Gracie Boykin

Jaylyn Branch

Cheyenna Brown

Ashley Carter

Breanna Carter

Banks Compton

Prestoria Davis

Telvin Davis

Matt Dollar

Makayla Durden

Anthony Galvan

Karla Galvan

Corie Hall

Kendall Hannah

Nelson Haskin

7th A/B cont.

Noah Hay

Savannah Horshok

Brionna Howerton

Xaviar Jackson

Rodriquez Johnson

Hunter Lewis

Jessica McClure

Mitzi McDowell

Treveion McKinley

Jonne Rembert

Mandrell Rembert

Kyle Ruiz

Julia Singleton

Anna G. Stephens

Jamaal Thurmond

Taylor Vail

McKenzie Walker

Tyler Ward

Erin White

 8th Grade:

Ashley Brooks

Jacob Browder

Jill Carter

Sylvia Clayton

Kendra Collins

Roxanne Dekle

William Douglas

Ashley Dunn

Jeremy Foster

Amanda Garcia

Katlyn Gibbs

Langdon Griffith

Trace Hamrick

Danielle Lalone

Shakerria Madison

Knessa Martin

Jacob Maxey

Xavier McShan

Logan McVay

Ashley Minor

Makayla Moore

Nick Nelson

Caroline Overmyer

Carson Parten

Nirali Patel

Macey Petrey

Allison Polk

Caitlin Thrash

Marshall Walker

Jakobi Ware

Hannah Warren

Hunter Whittaker

Rhyan Williams

Samantha Williams

Serra Willingham

Summer Willingham

Joseph Wilson

Ann Taylor Wood

Harrison Wood

Latracy Wright

Demopolis Dixie Youth 9-10 All-Stars announced

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The Demopolis Dixie Youth 9-10 All-Stars include Dani Shepherd, Kelsey Crocker, Molly Katherine Harrison, Abby Quinney, Abby Grace Cameron, Abby Cornett, Alysse Dunklin, Bria Brown, Alex Abrams, Aerial Irby and coach Emilie McGee. Not pictured are Taylor Weeks and Miley Lee.

Arthur White

Arthur White age 73 of Sweet Water, AL died May 28, 2013 his home. He was born November 15, 1939 in Sweet Water, AL. Mr. White was retired from Dozier Hardware Company and was a member of the Aimwell Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Elaine T. White of Sweet Water, AL; two sons, Dewayne (Dorothy) White of Princeton, NC; David White of Elmore, AL; daughter, Donna (Kevin) Gandy of Livingston, AL; brother, Jasper White of Citronelle, AL; sister, Carolyn Etheridge of Sweet Water, AL; six grandchildren. Visitation was held at Aimwell Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 2:00 pm until the 3:00 pm service time with Rev. Don White officiating. Burial was at Aimwell Baptist Church Cemetery in Sweet Water, AL. Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville, AL.

All obituaries taken from the website of the corresponding funeral home unless otherwise noted.